body heat

noun

Definition of body heat

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activities

called also animal heat

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The mittens are made using the same technology as space blankets, and the foil locks in your body heat to allow the oils to really penetrate into your skin. Glamour, "This Self-Warming Hand Mask Saves My Cuticles Between Manicures," 7 Mar. 2019 Because a child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s, heatstroke strikes quickly and can kill a child when his or her temperature reaches 107 degrees. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Despite Prevention Efforts, Hot-Car Casualties Are Rising," 11 Feb. 2019 Cows, for example, produce a lot of body heat, and could easily power their own smart, watch-size health wearables. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air," 8 Nov. 2018 The new suit will address the heat and weight problem by using lightweight, breathable textiles designed to allow body heat to escape. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Is Testing a New Sniper Suit," 4 Oct. 2018 Because a child’s body heats up three to five times as fast as an adult’s, heatstroke sets in swiftly. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Check the Back Seat! Alerts Remind Drivers About Children," 28 July 2018 The cover has Outlast technology, a finish that stores and releases your body heat to help keep you at a comfortable temperature throughout the night. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "7 Top-Rated Mattress Toppers, According to Textile Pros," 19 Dec. 2018 Ideal for sleepers with neck or back pain but equally well-suited for anyone who wants to enjoy a great night's sleep, this best-selling memory foam pillow disperses body heat in order to deliver cooling comfort to your neck and upper back. Popular Mechanics, "This Memory Foam Pillow Keeps You Cool While You Sleep," 10 Oct. 2018 The Matrix Power Watch from Matrix Industries runs off its wearer’s body heat. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air," 8 Nov. 2018

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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body heat

noun

Medical Definition of body heat

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activity

called also animal heat

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